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Minutes for 5 January 2022

Chamber

The House met at 3.00pm. Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Leeds. (at 15:00)
Item number 1
Leave of Absence Leave of absence was granted to the following members of the House for the remainder of this Session: Lord Goldsmith with effect from 29 December 2021 Lord Mance with effect from 31 December 2021 Lord O'Shaughnessy with effect from 17 December 2021 Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers with effect from 31 December 2021
Item number 2

Retirements The Lord Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) informed the House that the following members of the House had retired under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014: Lord Broers with effect from 17 December 2021 Viscount Ridley with effect from 17 December 2021 (at 15:06)

Item number 3
Earldom of Selborne in the Peerage of the United Kingdom The Lord Chancellor reported that William Lewis Palmer had established his claim to the Earldom of Selborne in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. The Clerk of the Parliaments was accordingly directed to enter the Earl of Selborne on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 9(4).
Item number 4
Barony of Ironside in the Peerage of the United Kingdom The Lord Chancellor reported that Charles Edmund Greenville Ironside had established his claim to the Barony of Ironside in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. The Clerk of the Parliaments was accordingly directed to enter Lord Ironside on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 9(4).
Item number 5
Earldom of Antrim in the Peerage of Ireland The Lord Chancellor reported that Randal Alexander St John McDonnell had established his claim to the Earldom of Antrim in the Peerage of Ireland.

Grand Committee

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 4.15pm.

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